Albert King

Together along with B.B. King and Freddie King (all unrelated) were known as the "Kings of the Blues."
Birth Name:
Albert Nelson
Birth Date:
April 25, 1923
Birth Place:
Indianola, Mississippi
Death Date:
December 21, 1992
Place of Death:
Memphis, Tennessee
Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Cemetery Name:
Paradise Gardens Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Standing at six-foot-four, 300-pounds King was able to bend notes farther and more powerfully than almost any other guitarist, and his records influenced a generation bluesman from Eric Clapton to Duane Allman and, of course, Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Paradise Gardens Cemetery

184 Minnis Drive

Edmondson, Arkansas, 72232


North America

Grave Location Description

His large, flat monument is located to the right of the MLK Memorial in this small, rural cemetery.

Grave Location GPS

35.103499, -90.293999

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